Busch wins Auto Club 400 pole
FONTANA, CA (TheSpread) – After a questionable start to his 2015 NASCAR season, Kurt Busch had a positive on Friday as he won the pole for the Auto Club 400.
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Kevin Harvick is still the favorite to win this race, as he has 3/1 odds. Other short odds to win are Jimmie Johnson, who has 5/1 odds, while three other drivers, including Busch, have 8/1 odds. The Auto Club 400 will take place from Auto Club Speedway on Sunday at 3:46PM ET.
Harvick is the current points leader by 22 on the field. He has two wins on the year with four top 5s. Harvick is a one-time winner at Auto Club Speedway. He has an average finish of 16.4 at this track and a driver rating of 94.7. He qualified second for this race.
Johnson is seventh in the standings, 58 points behind Johnson. He has one win and two top 5s this year. Johnson has won five times at this track with 12 top 5s. His average finish at Auto Club is 6.7, while his driver rating is 120.1, which is tops of any driver. Johnson will start 14th on Sunday.
Of the drivers with 8/1 odds, Jeff Gordon has the top driver rating at Auto Club Speedway of 97.3. Gordon is a three-time winner at this track with an average finish of 11.8. Gordon qualified seventh for this race.